THE VILLAGE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
While the average American uses 300 gallons of water each day; families throughout the world subside off of only five gallons per day, and it is often unsanitary.
The Village United Methodist Church, a United Methodist church serving the Lenox Village/Nolensville area, is responding to the need for clean water around the globe by committing to a project that will provide 150 taps to 3,000 people in Lamadai, Tanzania.
“Clean water is essential to life, yet over 780 million people don’t have access to it,” said lead pastor Travis Garner. “The Village is a church for the community both locally and globally. I think God cares about people who don’t have access to water, and so if we can do something to help change that, we want to do it. We’re excited to partner with Water4 to meet this need for the people in Lamadai.”
The church’s “Fill the Bucket Challenge” will culminate on Easter Sunday, with the goal of raising $60,000 to fund the ambitious project, allowing water taps to be installed directly outside homes, businesses, churches and other community buildings.
The movement is uniting families, children and individuals across the south Nashville area as they lead creative fundraising efforts, such as:
• A Nolensville-wide lemonade stand hosted in more than ten neighborhoods on March 3
• Homemade cookie deliveries
• Selling custom embroidered goods
• Collections of pocket change to fill buckets
• Donating the total of the family water bill from February
• Joining with friends to fund a $400 water tap
• And more!
The community is invited to support the project by texting “Water4” to 28950 with any dollar amount, or mailing a check, noting “Water4” in the memo line, to The Village at 309 Franklin Rd., Brentwood, TN 37027.
Donations also can be made at The Village’s Easter worship experiences on April 1 at 8, 9:30 and 11 a.m., held at Sunset Middle School, located at 200 Sunset Road in Nolensville.
The Village’s partner for the project, Water4, is a non-profit organization that partners with non-governmental organizations equip and teach local entrepreneurs how to drill wells in communities without clean water sources. This results in employment as well as a growing number of clean water
sources around the world.
Further information about Water4 and the project is available online. Learn more via social media by following The Village and #Water4Lamadai.